Re: Royal Navy Uniform
when i joined in 1990 thats about the same set of kit as we were likley to get, but now that we are a penny pinching outfit!
New entries get number ones and no number two uniform, number eights are now reduced to being called number fours probably to reflect the fact we have less uniforms!
Around the mid 90s we stopped wearing red epaulettes on our shoulders and everyone now has gold epaulettes to reflect their rate and for junior rates so they know what service they are in they get to wear epaulettes with Royal Navy on them.
When you get promoted to petty officer you are entitled to get your number ones supplied and fitted for nothing